A Scam Email with the Subject "Fw: ATTENTION,DEAR TRUSTING FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:42:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Bill Browne Sr" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
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From: BARR ANTHONY WILLIAM
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:03 AM
Subject: ATTENTION,DEAR TRUSTING FRIEND
ATTENTION,DEAR TRUSTING FRIEND
FROM: BARR.ANTHONY WILLIAM (ESQ) ANTHONY & WILLIAM ASSOCIATES,SECTARY GENERAL BRITISH COUNCIL OF THE BARR,4 Albert Embankments, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom.
ATTENTION,DEAR TRUSTING FRIEND
I am making this contact to you on the fact that we may be of assistance to each other in developing a long lasting cordial business relationship, if you put your trust in God that this will work out forther benefit of my own family and yours. I was moved by my personal inspiration to entrust on your sincerity to handle a business ,
I am Barrister ANTHONY WILLIAM.indegen of newzeland, I have a client Mr.Mark ,who bears this same last name with you, a foreigner who used to work with Mekon Associates Company here in London.
On the 2nd of August 2005, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Manchester Express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they got confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance House where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had an account valued at about US$6.5M has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over (11) months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$6.5M can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money; 50% to me and 50% to you,
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make, all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please get in touch with me first by my secured and confidential email firstname.lastname@example.org
immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message.Anticipating your prompt response.
BARR. ANTHONY WILLIAM (ESQ).
Attorney At Law UK
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